DERMALOG showcasing latest multi-biometrics technology at Trustech

DERMALOG is showcasing its latest multi-biometrics technology at this week’s Trustech in Cannes. The German biometrics solutions provider has developed an Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) that simultaneously compares finger, face and eye data for maximum accuracy. DERMALOG recently received a German Business Award 2017 for its ABIS. “Multi-biometrics, the combination of two or more biometric characteristics, is currently on the rise,” explained Günther Mull, CEO of DERMALOG. “With its ABIS, DERMALOG positions itself as an innovation leader and offers

Study finds most banking customers want advanced authentication methods

Iovation partnered with global research and advisory firm Aite Group to release a new study titled “Moving Beyond the Password: Consumers’ Views on Authentication”, which revealed that 85 percent of respondents want to replace passwords with advanced authentication methods. The survey polled nearly 1,100 consumers across four generations who use online and/or mobile banking platforms — including millennials (35 percent), Gen X’ers (26 percent), Baby Boomers (32 percent) and seniors (7 percent) — to better understand their attitudes toward various

BioID introduces eye recognition solution in public beta release

Cloud biometrics developer BioID introduced its new biometric eye (periocular) recognition solution in a public beta release. In addition to the cloud-based face and voice authentication options currently available as part of its BioID Web Service (BWS), the new eye recognition solution gives developers an additional choice when integrating biometric authentication with their applications. According to a company statement, eye recognition will enable new use cases that were not possible with face recognition and can deliver greater performance in certain

Sony patents eye gesture contact lens camera

Sony has filed a patent for a “contact lens camera” that would allow the wearer to snap photographs with a deliberate blink of the eye and store them on a wireless smartphone or tablet devices. Images from the camera can also be stored in the lens itself before being transmitted wirelessly. While other tech companies, including Google, have filed patents for “smart contact lenses”, Sony has contrasted itself from its competition by including enhanced features within its patent filing, such

Ocular biometrics patent published

Oleg V. Komogortsev, a researcher at Texas State University‐San Marcos, has developed an ocular biometric method for identification of an individual based on a multimodal approach utilizing a single image sensor device. The novel method utilizes unique behavioral and physiological characteristics of the eye to provide enhanced identification of individuals for high security applications. The United States Patent and Trademark Office published the patent on January 21, 2016 by Komogortsev entitled “Person Identification Using Ocular Biometrics with Liveness Detection“. The

EyeVerify to demonstrate mobile eye biometrics at FinovateEurope

EyeVerify announced it will demonstrate the most recent version of its Eyeprint ID mobile biometric authentication solution at FinovateEurope, held on February 9-10, 2016 in London. The Finovate series of events showcases new solutions aimed at the banking and financial services industry, and features short demos and networking sessions. “EyeVerify’s Eyeprint ID technology represents an entirely different modality for biometric authentication on smartphones,” said Eric Mattson, CEO of Finovate. “We’re excited to see the newest version, as implemented by real

Drug abuse detection tool uses biometrics to verify identity

Mercer County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio is investing in eye scanner that detects drug abuse, which should help save the department $70,000 a year, according to a report by Corrections One. Quest Guard’s PassPoint System lowers the use for urine tests, reduces staff time and could potentially eliminate the need to hire an additional correctional officer. The machine uses biometrics – a fingerprint – to confirm identity before the test is conducted. The system scans both the individual’s eyes in

Computer scientist making iris recognition more secure

Computer scientist Oleg Komogortsev and a team at Texas State University are working to make iris recognition more secure and harder to fool. According to a new report, Komogortsev’s method for biometric identification involves multiple biometric readings including a scan of the iris, recording the movement of the eye globe and its muscles, and surveying where a person’s brain focuses visual attention. The new method is actually compatible with existing iris recognition technology, meaning that the improvement in accuracy can

Don’t authenticate until you see the whites of their eyes: A conversation with EyeVerify CEO Toby Rush

Toby Rush is a serial entrepreneur having successfully started up two previous technology companies before EyeVerify. Now, on the heels of new funding, his current company is set to take some major leaps in the mobile authentication space, working directly with smartphone OEMs. EyeVerify has been around since 2012 and in its short life has seen major growth. According to Rush, there are a number of factors that have influenced this and his company is in a good position to

Nemex granted trading halt pending Wavefront Biometric Technologies investment update

Nemex Resources announced it is preparing to provide an update on its investment in biometric security start-up Wavefront Biometric Technologies. Reported previously in May, Nemex made an initial investment of $700,000 to acquire a 20% stake in Waterfront with an option to acquire up to 51%. The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has granted Nemex a trading halt, while its shares have been placed in pre-open. This trading halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on July 25,